Touring Europe is not all about natural wonders and historical attractions. Instead, you can spend some valuable time appreciating the fantastic sights of some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. We have highlighted 7 of them in this post.
Boboli Gardens, Italy
First on the list is the famous Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy. You can take a Venice to Florence train to get to the city in shortly over two hours. Once asked you get to Florence, you should find your way to the Pitti Palace, where you can see one of the most beautiful legacies of the Medici family – the Boboli Gardens. The Gardens consist of stunning flowers, fountains, and sculptures.
National Garden, Greece
The National Garden in Athens is one of the most beautiful natural sights to behold in Italy. Some tailor-made Greece tours allow tourists to choose their preferred attractions from a list of cities and their top attractions. So if you’re going on one, add this spot to the places to visit in the capital city. The Garden is home to thousands of plants and bushes from over 519 species and varieties. Apart from the flora life around you, you can also enjoy the bliss of the lakes and fountains in the Garden.
Gardens of Versailles, France
This garden is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and there is a reason for that. It is a breathtaking 800 hectares of beautiful flowers, stunning lakes, and mesmerizing fountains. Wear a comfortable pair of shoes when visiting as you have a lot of ground to cover. You most likely cannot cover the Garden in one day, but you can see more than a few of the 400 sculptures in the garden.
Alexandrovsky Gardens, Russia
Moscow is regarded as one of the greenest capital cities in the world due to the number of parks and gardens in the city. Alexandrovsky Gardens is one of the city’s most notable of the over 100 parks and gardens. The Garden stretches over the entire length of the Kremlin and is one of the first public parks in the city. Pictures cannot do justice to this garden’s beauty so ensure you visit it on your next trip to Russia.
Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, Netherlands
Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands is unarguably one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. The Garden is everything you can imagine, with its multicolored tulip bulbs arranged in an impressive order. The Garden has over 800 types of tulips, so you can study a bit before visiting. You should not forget to take many pictures of the Garden since you can only see it during the eight weeks it is open yearly.
Kew Gardens, England
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site is the Royal Botanic Gardens, known as Kew Garden in London. This Garden contains the World’s most extensive collection of plant species which goes over 50,000. The iconic structures enhance the beauty of the Garden within it and the history it holds. While the Kew Garden is primarily a research establishment, you can have a fun time exploring the gardens within it.
Generalife Gardens, Spain
The last garden on our list is the Generalife Gardens, located within the famous Alhambra Palace in Spain. The Garden is the creation of Spanish Royals during the time Islam was prominent in the country. The imprint of the old rulers can be seen in the Arabic motifs, including the emphasis on water. This garden will give you a high sense of tranquility but ensure you book your ticket in advance as visitors are limited per day.
The experience with these gardens is one you are unlikely to forget anytime soon. So remember to take as many pictures as you can with your camera or phone to document all the beautiful sights you witness.